Superb original hand-inked three-panel Peanuts daily comic strip, dated March 4, 1996, on an off-white 20.75 x 7 sheet of artist’s cardstock. Panel features Snoopy, Woodstock, and Linus, with Snoopy appearing in all three panels as a pirate, with Woodstock on his shoulder. Snoopy is questioned by Linus about why pirates carry parrots on their shoulder, with Woodstock taking a tumble at the end. Signed vertically in black ink in the last panel, “Schulz,” and also signed and inscribed in black felt tip in the top border, “For Chris with friendship and appreciation—Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition. A pristine example featuring one of Schulz’s best-loved characters in a very seldom-seen costume. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.